Don't Comment Unless You Know The Answer!

Last Update: July 06, 2017

Is this an inviting intro when you're seeking help? Does it make you want to offer your valuable time when you do know the answer? What about indexing? Does it create an atmosphere that would encourage others to join WA?

For myself not so much. Thoughts? All comments are welcome. :)

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TheOldSilly Premium
It does feel like a put-off. I sometime will leave a comment if I don't know the answer, because it seems quite a few people here do not realize the wealth of archived blogs and trainings available to get the answers they need. So I suggest they ask the related question in the query bar at the top of the page, where they most likely will get the help they need.
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for sharing. I don't know if it's just me or what.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I agree, Marvin. I generally check the archives before asking my question.
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for sharing Veronica.
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colejaekwile Premium
I comment if it's a question I would also like to know the answer to or if I do know the answer I like to share it with others!
The intro you used isn't very welcoming and I find some questions are like this. It doesn't create a welcoming environment rather your opinion doesn't matter unless you are right!
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for sharing. :)
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GeoffGS Premium
It's a good point about wanting to know the answer. If you comment, you'll get notifications of future answers.
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colejaekwile Premium
Even the questions I ask. If I search around Incould most likely find the answer myself but I am sure there is more then me wondering the same thing so I ask the question for everyone's advantage.
And your right the notification helps to go back and find the answer!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I get what you are saying. When some says "Don't comment unless you know the answer" they are deterring those from commenting who DO know the answer.

Good point.
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for sharing your opinion. :)
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halinphilly Premium
What was the question again?
:-)
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GeoffGS Premium
Do you find it uninviting when someone starts a post off like that?
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halinphilly Premium
I was actually, joking, (notice the smiley face), but since you're looking for serious answers...

When I see the phrase "Don't Comment Unless You Know The Answer", I tend to take it at face value. That is, if I don't know the answer, I don't leave a comment just to be humorous as I did here in my previous comment and on other member's posts.

Some take IM very serious and would rather not engage socially at WA, whereas other members like the social aspect as much as the learning experience. After a while, you get to know the personalities of a lot of the members. From there, we tend to communicate often with the ones with whom we can relate.

It's all part of the process.
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GeoffGS Premium
Lol. I'm ok with jokes. Just didn't notice. :)
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boucherda Premium
Actually I don't - it's a time waster.
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GeoffGS Premium
You don't comment?
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boucherda Premium
I don't comment if I don't know the answer
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GeoffGS Premium
Me neither, but that wasn't the question.
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DoubleTap Premium
Here, here!
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